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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the World Sailing Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the World Sailing Office at least four months prior to the event. World Sailing will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The World Sailing Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at World Sailing Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by World Sailing Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of a World Sailing Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the World Sailing Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
Fleet Race Rankings
Fleet Race Rankings
Match Race Rankings
Match Race Rankings
Upcoming Events
  • 200
  • 100
  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

Upcoming 100-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Sep 20182018 Nacra 17 Shanghai Cup and Asian ChampionshipShanghaiCHN
4 Dec 2018Sail Sydney Woollahra Sailing ClubAUS
12 Dec 2018Sail Melbourne MelbourneAUS
21 May 2019Medemblik Regatta (formerly Delta Lloyd Regatta)Medemblik NED

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Sep 201849er & 49erFX Swedish ChampionshipsLångedrag, GöteborgSWE
28 Sep 2018International Finn CupMalcesineITA
5 Oct 2018KSSS Olympic Class RegattaSaltsjöbaden, StockholmSWE
19 Oct 2018Laser Europa Cup - SpainPalamosESP
4 Dec 2018Sail Sydney Woollahra Sailing ClubAUS
6 Dec 2018St Nicholas RacePula CRO
28 Dec 2018Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
7 Oct 20182018 Sunfish World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
29 Sep 2018Yacht Racing Union of the Great Lakes - Richardson Trophy RegattaBayview Yacht ClubUSA
29 Sep 2018Austrian Match Race Tour 5 - Bergenland Grand PrixNeusiedl, NeusiedlerseeAUT
29 Sep 2018Swedish Youth NationalsKullavikSWE
6 Oct 2018Australian Schools Match Racing ChampionshipCruising Yacht Club of AustraliaAUS
6 Oct 2018Antibes Cup FeminineAntibesFRA
8 Oct 2018 Australian Youth Match Racing ChampionshipsCruising Yacht Club of Australia, SydneyAUS
13 Oct 2018Grand Final - Austrian Tour 6Podersdorf, NeusiedlerseeAUT
19 Oct 2018Open Match Race Italian Championship 2018Marina di ScarlinoITA
19 Oct 2018US Match Racing ChampionshipChicago Yacht ClubUSA
19 Oct 2018Trophee Lionell Van Der Houwen #2AntibesFRA

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
28 Sep 2018Clagett/ Oakcliff Match Race Grade 4Oyster BayUSA
20 Oct 2018RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 2QMSCGBR
3 Nov 20182018 RNZYS Youth Training Programme in house #5Waitemata HarbourNZL
1 Dec 2018RYA Schools Match Racing ChampionshipsWPNSAGBR
1 Dec 20182018 RNZYS Youth Training Programme Lion CupWaitemata HarbourNZL
1 Dec 2018JESS Match CupRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club AUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
1 Oct 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 7Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
6 Oct 2018GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
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